UFC Vegas 60 Predictions – MMA Fight

Corey Sandhagen He put it on the line when UFC Vegas 60.

Heading off a failed bid to become a provisional UFC lightweight champion last October, the top-five contender is staring at a three-fight losing streak that could make another title away. Sandhagen UFC did solid by fighting Peter Yang Less than a month’s notice, but at the end of the day, all the goodwill in the world pales in comparison to the increased Ws. He’s chasing for the first time since February 2021.

None of this means anything to go up Song Yadongwho won three consecutive fights to secure 14th place in the MMA Fighting World Ranking. Overall, Song 8-1-1 in the UFC with the signature win Marlon MoraesAnd the Casey KennyAnd the Marlon Vera. Adding Sandhagen to that list would guarantee Song a future title chance. Song doesn’t turn 25 until December, and while he has plenty of time to gain experience and build his resume, a big win on Saturday could speed up the process dramatically.

In the other major card business, middle weight Come on And the Gregory Rodriguez In what is certain, he will be a veteran cheerleader for the crowds Willy II Striving for the much-needed win against him bell geoThe final signature of the series of contenders Joe Perver fight Aline Amidovsky In the middleweight competition, heavyweight Tanner Buser And the Rodrigo Nascimento Middleweight and throwing specialist Anthony Hernandez Takes on Marc-Andre Parreault.

what or what: UFC Vegas 60

where: UFC APEX in Las Vegas

When: Saturday 17th September. The preliminary card for eight fights begins at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN +followed by a six-game main card at 7 p.m. ESPN +.


(The numbers in parentheses indicate standing Fighting MMA Glaranking)

Corey Sandhagen (4): Song Yadong (14)

In the past, I’ve either been too quick to announce the arrival of a fighter or too late to jump on the bandwagon and when it comes to Song Yadong, I’m definitely in danger of being the last again.

My mind tells me Cory Sandhagen is the best fighter, he’s a top five certified weightlifter, and he’s only lost the best ever at 135lbs. In theory, this list does not include Song. Until now.

The truth is that the 24-year-old Song has improved by leaps and bounds with every fight. He’s already hit an 8-1-1 record, and while one could argue he should have taken more losses had it not been for the suspect’s judgment, the truth is that he rarely embarrasses himself in his first 10 appearances in the octagon. His face is already among the top teams in the division filled with dangerous attackers and he is really starting to find the finishing touch. Add it all up and you’ll have a legitimate competitor.

However, I am leaning towards the more proven drug in Sandhagen, which has proven to be able to hold on to the best of the aforementioned, beating Petr Yan and arguably worthy of a decision against TJ Dillashaw. He has the advantage of size over most pantami weights and knows how to use them, combining spots Dominic CruzLight movement with creative and unexpected techniques. Simply put, it is the toughest challenge that Song has faced so far.

Choosing Song to overcome this challenge and assert himself as the next big thing is more than reasonable, but I don’t think he has the experience to surpass Sandhagen just yet. His time will come, and it will not be Saturday.

picking Sandhagen

Chidi Ngokwane vs Gregory Rodriguez

Will we finally see Gregory Rodriguez’s jiu-jitsu at the UFC? Mostly not. This is what worries me.

“Robocop” shouldn’t have any second thoughts about following in his footsteps Jorge Jorgel, a fellow ace wrestling who has fallen in love with standing and hitting, but it would be good to see Rodriguez at least consider making use of the skills that brought him to the dance. Because on Earth, Chedi Ngokwani has no chance.

Njokuani is the definition of a dynamic striker, with sharp kicks, knees and elbows, and plenty of experience to tie them together. If Rodriguez tries to make his way through a Ngokwani attack, he will end up in the signature Ngokwani reel.

Based on what we’ve seen of Rodriguez in his recent fights, I don’t have much confidence in him breaking the current headhunting habit. Which might not be the worst thing considering it’s full of fun to watch on its feet. But he plays with too much fire if he decides to ignore the match on the ground altogether.

Ngokwane by knockout.

picking Known

Andre Welly vs. Bill Geo

Andre Veli, one of the most veteran fighters in the UFC featherweight division, is a wounded animal heading into this fight and it could be to his advantage. Longtime Alpha Male representative has only one win since 2019, split call ended Charles JordanAnd he seems to be constantly beaten often.

Philly matchmakers do no favors for Philly as he combines him with Bill Algeo, an equal featherweight and skilled at mixing martial arts. If Algeo can’t move on, he’ll be more than happy to close the distance, work from the ring, and fight for elimination. Philly has a good game too, but I don’t trust him recovering when he’s down on the scorecards anymore. Quick start prefers Fili; If the fight extends into the second and third rounds, Algeo will only lose because he has more ways to win.

Philly has the misfortune of fighting in one of MMA’s deepest divisions and while he may still have a few good years ahead of him, Algeo is one of the names I would expect him to outshine.

picking geo

Joe Beaver vs. Allen Amidowski

There is a lot of hype around Joe Pyfer after liking it Dana White competitor series performance and for good reason. His high-octane attacking style would earn him fans and finish his UFC debut quickly.

Credit to Alen Amedovski hangs there after starting 0-3 in his UFC career which saw few highlights, but he’s a huge underdog here for a reason. The hard-hitting Macedonian likes to come out swaying and forward with the intention of only powering through whatever his opponents throw. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out well for him and his aggression resulted in his last two losses in a total of 81secs.

Unless Amidovsky sees the light and drastically changes his approach, he will either walk straight into Pyfer’s heavy hands or instantly find himself on his back with Pyfer punching him away.

Suffice to say, I like Pyfer’s chances here and I don’t like Amidovsky’s chances of getting past the second round.

picking Piper

Tanner Bowser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

Is the world ready for the leanest and lightest Tanner Buser?

The Canadian heavyweight came in at 229 pounds in the official scales, 32 pounds lighter than Brazilian Rodrigo Nascimento. How much this would actually benefit Boser on fight night is debatable, but Boser has always been on the smaller side when it comes to the heavyweight division, so speed and more explosiveness definitely can’t hurt.

Hopefully for Boser, his athleticism advantage will allow him to open up his offensive streak because he’s at his best when he’s aggressive. His game plan should be to hold on and move against the massive Nascimento, a long-armed striker who also has excellent serving skills. However, Nascimento can waste a lot of energy trying to catch and catch the elusive Boser, so don’t be surprised if this is primarily a matter of pause.

Nascimento as the ultimate three-round threat, no doubt, but he’ll have a hard time keeping up with Boser’s pace. Look for Boser to take this on the scorecards or find the finish late.

picking musher

Anthony Hernandez vs. Marc-Andre Parreault

Anthony Hernandez will put Marc-Andre Parrault’s defense to the test.

“Fluffy” specializes in constant takedowns and relentless grappling, which doesn’t bode well for Barriault since he prefers to keep his fights going. The former 2nd Division TKO Champion showed improved wrestling, but staying upright against Hernandez for three rounds proved difficult for better wrestlers than Barriault.

Most likely, Barriault will be looking to end this early, but fall prey to Hernandez’s timely eliminations. Hernandez has shown some adventure on his feet, which could lead to a fun exchange here or there, but the real entertainment value will come from Hernandez who will be working the carpet.

Barriault is capable enough to avoid giving up, but look for Hernandez to override a comfortable decision in this match.

picking Hernandez

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